Check out this pidgeon we saw at South Kensington Station!
One thing that is essential to my iPAQ's today screen is the weather forecast. For years I'd been using Journal Bar for this purpose.
I'd often eyed off the cool skinnable options for Weather Panel, particularly Juni's skins, but never made the switch. It seemed a bit frivolous to buy Weather Panel just because it was prettier.
Last month I read an article about the Rubik's Cube making a comeback. Apparently sales of the Rubik's Cubes had increased by up to 300% in some major stores compared to the same period last year.
Mobile phones used to be my favourite gadget. Even a year after I got my first iPAQ (the 3970), I still loved mobile phones more. But now that I've got the iPAQ hx4705, how could my iPAQ not be my favourite gadget! The hx4705 is so beautiful!
Given this, I was distressed to read that Jenneth has recently ditched her hx4705 in favour of a Dell Axim x50v! I know that Jenneth has dabbled with other PDAs before, but as far as I can tell, she’s always been an iPAQ girl at heart.
I'm not quite sure how to deal with all this! :o
I got a new mobile phone yesterday. It's the Motorola V550.
This phone has zillions of features that my previous phones didn't, however, my favourite thing about this new phone is that it's a flip phone. I just love the flip style phones! It means I never have to worry about the keylock coming off and the phone accidentally making calls (used to happen sometimes with previous non-flip phones of mine). Also, it means I don't have to worry about the screen getting scratched when the phone gets bumped around in my bag.
My previous phone in Australia was the Sony Ericsson T68i. It was a very nice phone, but it was not a flip phone. I chose it mainly because it had bluetooth (for connecting to my iPAQ) and it was triband. My phone before that was the Motorola v3688. The v3688 is still the most stylish phone I've ever had and is one of my favourites, even though it doesn't have half the features of the T68i. Before the T68i and the v3688 I had a Motorola v2088. I chose this one merely because it was one of the free options on the mobile plan I wanted. Before the v2088 I had a huge chunky Nokia whose model number escapes me. I've never really been tempted by Nokia phones. I'm sure they've very good phones (so many people have Nokias!) but they are not very attractive or stylish. I've always found Motorola phones to be more aesthetically pleasing. :)
The other day Jenneth linked to my blog in one of her blog entries. Jenneth's site is quite popular, so I wasn't surprised to see a spike in my hits that day. Take a look at this chart of visitors to my blog for the past week.
Posted by Jasmine at 8:30 pm
I just found the most awesome organisation -- the Cat Writers' Association.
No, it's not an association of cats who write. It's an association of people who write about cats. More specifically, "the Cat Writers' Association, Inc. (CWA) is an organization of professionals writing, publishing and broadcasting about cats".
Here are some of the goals of the Cat Writers' Association:
The site has a book list with some cool titles including:
And while checking out some of these books I also found the following:
I think I shall have to acquire some of these books!
I actually already have a fairly extensive collection of cat books (general cat health, cat breeds, cat genetics, cat metabolism, cat psychology, cat behaviour, cat mythology, cat cartoons, cats in art, cat photography, fictional cats, real life cat stories). I counted the collection a couple of years ago and it was in excess of 50 books. I've certainly bought many more since then so I'm not sure where it's at now!
Peter and I went to the London Zoo today.
I rank zoos by the number and variety of cat species. By 'variety' I mean the number of different genera represented. For example, a zoo with five species in five different genera ranks higher than a zoo with five species in the same genus -- especially if that genus is Panthera. Also, bonus points for cats from genera rarely seen in zoos.
Based on these criteria, the London Zoo does not rate very highly. There were only four cat species, representing only two cat genera:
Peter and I cooked dinner tonight for the first time since arriving in London three weeks ago. Up till now, we have been making good use of London's impressive array of pre-prepared food (e.g. at Mark's and Spencer and Sainsbury's), eating out occasionally and getting invited to friends' houses.
Tonight we bought some pork and a big pile of veges and made a very yummy roast dinner. Mmmm... roast dinner. I looove roast dinners. And then we played CAT-opoly! I looove CAT-opoly.
Posted by Jasmine at 10:06 pm
These teas came from Whittards -- but not just any Whittards. I looked in four or five Whittards shops before I found one with a satisfactory tea selection. Most of the shops had a fairly limited tea range.
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Peter and I went to the cinema last night. It was the first time I'd been to a cinema in London. Based on this one visit I made a few observations about how cinemas in London are different to cinemas in Australia.
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